Islamism and democracy in India: The transformation of Jamaat-e-Islami
Ahmad, Irfan. (2009). Islamism and democracy in India: The transformation of Jamaat-e-Islami Princeton University Press.
Jamaat-e-Islami Hind is the most influential Islamist organization in India today. Founded in 1941 by Syed Abul Ala Maududi with the aim of spreading Islamic values in the subcontinent, Jamaat and its young offshoot, the Student Islamic Movement of India or SIMI, have been watched closely by Indian security services since September 11. In particular, SIMI has been accused of being behind terrorist bombings. This book is the first in-depth examination of India's Jamaat-e-Islami and SIMI, exploring political Islam's complex relationship with democracy and providing a rare window into the Islamist trajectory in a Muslim-minority context.
|Keywords||Religion and Religious Studies; Sociology; Anthropology|
|Research Group||Institute for Religion, Politics, and Society|
|Publisher||Princeton University Press|
|Place of publication||United States of America|
|Series||Princeton studies in Muslim politics.|
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